But other times I am a little taken aback and find myself thinking: why did I just receive this?
In some cases the scammer has contacted victim pretending to be Law Enforcement/Private Investigators, possibly going as far as to spoof the number of a real local Law Enforcement department to make it appear that they are calling. If he tries to post anything pornographic, most public sites would delete it anyway.
There are also seen cases where a scammer pretends to an online agent looking for pedophiles. If you pay the scammer he will continue to blackmail you. File a report with your local law enforcement agency and to one of the following below if possible. UK: Action Fraud - members serving US Navy & Marines personnel, you can report it to the Naval Criminal Investigative Services as follows: Your local NCIS Office can be foudn at "NCIS" your tip info to Crimes (274637)"Tip Submit" Android and i Phone App Select NCIS as Agency NCIS Hotline 1-877-579-3648Naval Criminal Investigative Service Russell-Knox Building27130 Telegraph Road Quantico, VA 22134If you cannot report to NCIS, notify your security officer, supervisor, or command. In the unlikely event that he does post something, you need to be proactive and contact the site immediately to have it removed.
They ask you to: Did you know you can do an image search of your love interest’s photo in your favorite search engine?
If you do an image search and the person’s photo appears under several different names, you’re probably dealing with a scammer.
Some are nice, some are bad, and some should have never been taken.